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The Arcadian Wild bid you "Look Around" on new EP

For those who like the bluegrassy side of indie folk (think The Punch Brothers or maybe Sufjan at his most stripped down), you should already be familiar with Nashville's The Arcadian Wild. If you're not, today they have released their newest 2-song EP, Look Around. The organically beautiful tracks "The Poet" and "Millstatt" are the first looks at the trio with new member, violinist Machaela Nesler. Their fine-tuned folk arrangements, poetic lyricism, and heartwarming harmonies make The Arcadian Wild a standout outfit in Music City. Check out Look Around below! - Chris Thiessen

New Track: "Bad Feeling" - Fur Church

“Bad Feeling,” the debut single from Fur Church, sears itself into your brain. The relentless rhythm section barrels ahead, while the vocal intensity orchestrates a primal effect. That high-speed, runaway-train vibe hits another gear when halfway through, a fuse is lit, and white-hot guitar riffs ensue. However, the cavernous, backend tone once again assumes the reins as the song concludes.


B Boys open for Shame at Market Hotel 03.23, playing Coachella

Last year’s Dada was a mission statement from B Boys, highlighting the group’s late ‘70s-early ‘80s art-punk influences and earning the band some well-deserved critical praise (ours included). It’s 30 minutes of sharply cut punk dressed in the disjointed musings of its titular dada philosophy. Since then, the Brooklyn trio has kept busy and, so far, 2018 looks to be no different. On March 23rd, B Boys will open for UK post-punkers Shame before heading west next month to play both weekends of Coachella along with a handful of dates around the region. ­– Cameron Carr


Trace Mountains brings hypnotic indie-pop to Alphaville 03.30

Trace Mountains, fronted by LVL UP's Dave Benton, is a local act you want to keep your ears on: just listen to "Cary's Dreams" off their forthcoming LP, A Partner to Lean On, dropping March 30th on Figure 2 RC. "Cary's Dreams" is at once subtle and upfront, humming with muted emotion and the crackling-yet-contained energy of a thundercloud. Benton's lyrics have a quality of magical realism, infusing mundane social observations (by an unreliable narrator) with a sense of profound clarity, all the while imploring the listener to follow him into a state of mystical, ineffable otherness. "And while Robert opened his mouth to me/She was crawling in the carpet/Deep in disbelief of me/And right there I could see/That Bobby and her friends were part of me/In Cary's dreams there are always animals in the greenery." On their own, the lyrics may not carry much significance, but combined with Benton's alluring pop melodicism and the song's fuzzy, synth-pop arrangement, the total package is downright compelling. Trace Mountains is playing a record release show at Alphaville on March 30th, with support from Operator Music Band and Spirit Was. Listen to "Cary's Dreams" below! - Ethan Ames



Ticket Giveaway: Instupendo & Digitalism at Coda March 30

Philly's own Instupendo and Germany's Digitalism will be bringing their ethereal dance grooves to Coda on Friday, March 30. To enter for a chance to win a pair of tix, just send an email to thedelimagazinephiladelphia@gmail.com with the subject line "Faces I Know". Please also include your cell number in the body of the message (in case of an emergency). Good luck! 


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